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Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite
Published Date: May, 26, 2023 Travel Date: May, 1, 2023 Rating: 5
Outstanding Accommodation Rush Creek Lodge!
Outstanding property, without standing service, incredible accommodations and outstanding food and bar. The staff here is excellent!
Accommodating rooms were quite comfortable and served the purpose of our excellent vacation!
Highly recommend taking the tours offered by Rush Creek they are extremely educational and of course having a tour gets you to the points of interest without delay. Highly recommend Rush Creek!
Mary S from: San Francisco, California
Published Date: May, 25, 2023 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2022 Rating: 5
Rush Creek; My Happy Place!
This review is wayyyyy overdue. I've stayed at Rush Creek on four separate occasions and it has truly become my happy place.
I saw recently (this was on 5/25/23 so probably not the case for anyone reading this later) that the road to Yosemite was closed from the resort and in my mind I thought, who cares, all you need is Rush Creek! And I truly do mean that. If the drive was a little shorter from SF, I'd be up there every weekend.
Oh how I love Rush Creek. Let me count the ways!
* Gorgeous Grounds and Interiors
When you arrive at Rush Creek, you'll immediately feel at peace by the sound of the babbling brook running through the resort. The buildings, pools, and rooms are surrounded by trees and hidden away in nature. The rooms may not have a TV, but you won't need one. Go smell the pine trees, roasting marshmallows, and look at the beautiful stars!
* Amazing Service
I love everyone at Rush Creek! The staff is incredible! They'll help you with anything you need and ensure your stay is spectacular. I stayed there over Christmas last year and the staff was especially warm and welcoming. They gave up time with their own families to ensure everyone at the resort had a wonderful holiday and it did not go unnoticed.
* Delicious Food & Drinks
I always like to have the bartender surprise me with a delicious cocktail of his/her choosing, but the Christmas drinks are also super special. Favorite foods include the tuna poke, fish and chips (fried in the shape of a fish!), and everything from the special menu on Christmas Day!
* Great Location
While I generally like staying at the resort when I visit, Rush Creek is in a great location if you do want to go explore. Hetch-Hetchy is a stone's throw away, and when the road is open, it's only a 30 minute drive to Yosemite Valley. I've been to both many times and they do not disappoint. But when I have limited time, I'd rather spend it at the resort ;).
* Fun Free Activities
So many free things to do at the resort including swimming in the pool, enjoying the hot tub, making s'mores, zip-lining, playing on the outdoor equipment and slides, enjoying the library/lounge, playing board games, using the game room (shuffle board, pool, pinball, etc.). The list goes on and on.
* Fun Booked Activities
In addition to free activities, they also have a lot of reasonably priced ones available to guests. Of course you can book a tour of Yosemite, etc but I love the stuff around the resort including stargazing, painting class, geode breaking, and then around Christmas they had stocking decorating, ornament making, etc. So much fun! I also saw that they now have glass blowing which I'm really hoping they have available next Christmas (hint hint, RC!).
* Relaxing Spa
OMG! The spa!!!!! This is no normal spa. Each feature is designed to remind the person using it of a location in Yosemite and the surrounding area. It's truly incredible! The treatments are wonderful (and I always get one), but the day pass is also well worth it! You can enjoy the aromatherapy steam room, sauna, heated stone beds, and jacuzzi with its own waterfall. It's quite the experience! I went there on Christmas morning last year and I will definitely be making it part of my new yearly tradition.
I know it must sound like I work for Rush Creek, but I can promise you that I am just their number one fan. Whenever I leave, I can't wait to come back!
- Value: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
C C from:
Published Date: May, 24, 2023 Travel Date: May, 1, 2023 Rating: 5
We loved Rush creek lodge. The view from my balcony was beautiful and the spa was amazing. It was a peaceful place to stay. The recrearional staff was helpful and the tours amazing The only downside was Hwy 120 past the entrance near our lodge was closed due to road damage from the unusual winter storms, so we had to drive 2 hrs to go inside the park to Yosemite Valley. Highly reccommend staying here.
William B from: San Jose, California, United States
Published Date: May, 22, 2023 Travel Date: May, 1, 2023 Rating: 5
A beautiful place to stay in the Central Sierras of California
Just back from a weekend wedding at Yosemite Rush Creek Lodge. I can not say enough positive things about this facility. The friendly staff is always willing to help or answer any question. The facility itself is expansive and beautifully maintained. Our room was very comfortable with high-quality materials throughout. The reception staff was great with easy check-in and check-out. The quality of the food and service for Breakfast was excellent. If you are looking to plan a wedding in the Sierras, I would seriously look at Rush Creek. Your guests will love it. It is a challenging drive up Hwy 120, but you would be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful location in the Sierras! Great for kids too!
- Value: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
Published Date: May, 13, 2023 Travel Date: May, 1, 2023 Rating: 5
Yes it’s pricey but worth every penny. Been there fall, winter and spring…The rooms are great, love the game room and hot tubs, food is fresh and tasty, my favorite cocktail in the world is “What the Fig!”